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Hulu adaptating comic book Old City Blues as TV series

Hulu has announced that it has acquired the TV rights to Boom! Studios’ comic book series Old City Blues from creator Giannis Milonogiannis and is developing the project as a Hulu Original Series in partnership with Brad Weston’s Makeready TV Studio.

Set in the near future, the graphic novel series follows the men and women of the New Athens police force. Built in the aftermath of a disastrous flood on the ruins of the country once known as Greece, New Athens is a new independent city created and wholly owned by technology giant Hayashi Corporation. When the cybernetically augmented founder of Hayashi is found murdered, it seems to be just another case of cyborg persecution. But Hayashi Corporation’s strange response to the incident raises the suspicions of lead detective and the Special Police. The mystery they unravel will leads them straight into the wasteland of the Old City.
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Kerry Washington to Star in, Produce Hulu Drama 'Old City Blues' (Exclusive)

Kerry Washington to Star in, Produce Hulu Drama 'Old City Blues' (Exclusive)
Kerry Washington is expanding her relationship with Hulu.

The Scandal grad, who will next star in and executive produce Hulu's Little Fires Everywhere, has signed on to topline and exec produce Old City Blues for the streamer. The drama, which is in development at Hulu, is based on the Boom! Studios graphic novel. Black List screenwriter Arash Amel is adapting the TV take, with Oscar winner Gore Verbinski (Rango) attached to direct, should the project move forward. 

Published in 2011, Old City Blues was written by Giannis Milonogiannis. Set in the year 2048, the story takes place in ...
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Ryan Hurst Joins Fellow ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Grad Titus Welliver in ‘Bosch’ Season 5

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Ryan Hurst Joins Fellow ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Grad Titus Welliver in ‘Bosch’ Season 5
Ryan Hurst is joining fellow “Sons of Anarchy” alum Titus Welliver for Season 5 of Amazon’s “Bosch,” it was announced Wednesday.

Hurst will play Hector Bonner, a former client of attorney Honey Chandler (Mimi Rogers), currently working as her investigator. “Bosch” is based off Michael Connelly’s novels that follow Lapd Detective Hieronymus “Harry” Bosch and criminal defense attorney Mickey Haller.

The series, which is Amazon’s longest running original drama, stars Welliver as the titular detective along with Jamie Hector (“The Wire”) as Jerry Edgar, Amy Aquino (“Being Human”) as Lt. Grace Billets, Madison Lintz (“The Walking Dead”) as Maddie Bosch and Lance Reddick (“The Wire”) as Deputy Chief Irvin Irving.

“Bosch” is executive produced by Eric Overmyer, who developed the series for television, and Daniel Pyne, Henrik Bastin, Pieter Jan Brugge,
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Meet The Cast & Characters Of ‘Sherlock Gnomes’ – In UK Cinemas Friday

Family adventure Sherlock Gnomes hits cinemas this week, showcasing a star-studded voice cast from the world of film and television. Several big names return from 2011’s Gnomeo & Juliet, as well as some exciting fresh faces…

Sherlock Gnomes – Johnny Depp

From pirate to detective – title character Sherlock Gnomes is played by a very familiar face Johnny Depp. No stranger to family films, Depp has starred as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise since 2003, as well as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Alice in Wonderland and Rango. Outside of children’s films, Depp’s broad filmography includes classics such as What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Edward Scissorhands and Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

Juliet – Emily Blunt

She’s the heroine in one of the most famous love stories of all time…in gnome form. Returning to her role from Gnomeo & Juliet, Emily Blunt
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‘Coco’ Wins Academy Award for Best Animated Feature

Pixar was back in the Academy spotlight Sunday night, with their most recent film “Coco” winning the 2018 Oscar for Best Animated Feature.

Prior to Sunday night’s Academy Awards, Pixar films had made up half of all winners in the category, which dates back to 2001. Throw in the wins for “Frozen,” “Zootopia,” and “Big Hero 6” and the award hasn’t gone to a Disney-affiliated production since Gore Verbinski’s “Rango” in 2011.

Accepting the second Oscar of his career, co-director Lee Unkrich said, “The biggest thank you of all to the people of Mexico. ‘Coco’ would not exist without your endlessly beautiful culture and traditions. With ‘Coco,’ we tried to take a step forward toward a world where all children can grow up seeing characters in movies that look and talk and live like they do. Marginalized people deserve to feel like they belong. Representation matters.”

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‘Zootopia’ rules the animal kingdom, voted top Best Animated Feature Oscar winner of 2010s [Poll Results]

‘Zootopia’ rules the animal kingdom, voted top Best Animated Feature Oscar winner of 2010s [Poll Results]
Zootopia” (2016), the most recent Best Animated Feature winner at the Oscars, is also your favorite of the decade. The Disney film towered over its competition in a recent Gold Derby poll asking you to vote for your top Animated Feature winner of the 2010s, even defeating beloved properties like “Toy Story 3,” “Frozen” and “Inside Out.”

Zootopia” earned 40% of the vote, an amazing total considering there were seven options so far this decade. “Toy Story 3” (2010) came in second place with an impressive 28%, followed by another Pixar film, “Inside Out” (2015), at 19%.

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No other films came close to these three, with “Frozen” (2013) taking the fourth slot at 6%. “Rango” (2011) and “Big Hero 6” (2014) tied with 3% apiece, while “Brave” (2012) came in last place with just 1% of the vote. (See which animated film won our poll for the 2000s.)

Centering on a chipper rabbit who becomes a
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2018 Annie Awards : ‘Coco’ sweeps with 11 wins on the way to Oscars

Pixar‘s Oscar frontrunner “Coco” won a whopping 11 Annie Awards on Saturday (Feb. 4), including Best Animated Feature, Best Directing (Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina), Best Writing (Molina and Matthew Aldrich) and Best Voice Acting (Anthony Gonzalez). “Coco” numbered a lucky 13 nominations, winning in all 11 of its races including against itself in both character animation and storyboarding. (See the full list of 2018 Annie Awards winners.)

“Coco” faced off against another Pixar picture, “Cars 3,” as well as two from DreamWorks Animation — “The Boss Baby” and “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie” — and Illumination’s “Despicable Me 3” for the top studio award. Of these, only “The Boss Baby” also reaped an Oscar bid for Best Animated Feature.

Two Oscar nominees, “The Breadwinner” and “Loving Vincent,” faced off in the Best Animated Feature (Independent) race with the former winning. That category, which was introduced in 2016, was rounded out by: “The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales,
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What’s your favorite Best Animated Feature winner of the 2010s: ‘Zootopia,’ ‘Inside Out,’ ‘Frozen’ … ? [Poll]

The award for Best Animated Feature at the Oscars has gone to some of the most popular box office hits in America in the 2010s. Almost all of them have grossed at least $200 million domestic, with some earning upwards of $350 million. Disney, often with its subsidiary Pixar, has taken home six of the seven Best Animated Feature Oscars this decade, and they might just take home another with “Coco” this year.

So which Best Animated Feature Oscar winner is your favorite of the 2010s? Let’s take a look back on each, and then be sure to vote in our poll below. (See 2018 Oscar odds for Best Animated Feature.)

Toy Story 3” (2010) — The “Toy Story” franchise finally got to take home this Oscar thanks to “Toy Story 3,” considering the first two were released before the category was even invented. This sequel takes place several years after the events of
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Movie News: Oscar Winner to Direct Channing Tatum's 'Gambit'; First Look at 'Fantastic Beasts 2'

Gambit: Reportedly, Gore Verbinski is "making a deal" to direct Gambit. Based on the Marvel comic book character, the X-Men spin-off movie will star Channing Tatum as a super powered mutant from New Orleans named Remy LeBeau. Verbinski is known for directing three installments of the Pirates of the Caribbean series (above); he won an Academy Award for his animated movie Rango and most recently helmed A Cure for Wellness. [Deadline] Name of Applicant: Newt Scamander, Profession or Occupation: Magizoologist. #MagicInProgress #FantasticBeasts #WizardingWednesdays pic.twitter.com/oMarZbY285 — Fantastic Beasts (@FantasticBeasts) October 4, 2017 Fantastic Beasts 2: Our first official look at Fantastic Beasts and How to Find Them 2 reveals a Ministry of...

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Movie News: Oscar Winner to Direct Channing Tatum's 'Gambit'

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Gambit: Reportedly, Gore Verbinski is "making a deal" to direct Gambit. Based on the Marvel comic book character, the X-Men spin-off movie will star Channing Tatum as a super powered mutant from New Orleans named Remy LeBeau. Verbinski is known for directing three installments of the Pirates of the Caribbean series (above); he won an Academy Award for his animated movie Rango and most recently helmed A Cure for Wellness. [Deadline]   Name of Applicant: Newt Scamander,...

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Gore Verbinski To Direct Channing Tatum In ‘Gambit’

Pirates Of The Caribbean and Rango director Gore Verbinski will direct Channing Tatum in the Gambit movie. News reaches us from Deadline that Verbinski has landed the gig for the movie, a spin-off from the X-Men series that has been in development over at 20th Century Fox for quite some time.

Doug Liman and Rupert Wyatt were previously attached to helm.

The film will see Tatum play Remy LeBeau, the suave mutant from New Orleans who can turn objects into projectiles, including, yes, a deck of cards. The project is apparently a high-priority for the studio, so will probably roll into production sooner rather than later.

There’s not too much information or release dates, specific story details or any other casting info at this stage. Josh Zetumer wrote the screenplay.

We will bring you more on the Gambit movie as we get it.

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An Awesome Fan Made Gambit Poster Has Already Hit The Web

Even though I probably wouldn’t count him as being among my favorite mutants, I can’t help but be intrigued by the prospect of a Gambit movie. After all, if you were also a kid growing up in the 1990’s, then you no doubt remember how he was a prominent member of the team in not only the comic books, but in the highly revered X-Men: The Animated Series as well.

Even so, it became quite hard to have faith in this project after it spent several years in developmental hell. But to our delight, things seemed to get back on track earlier today with word coming down that none other than Gore Verbinkski (The Ring, Rango) has been enlisted to direct the picture, which is set to star Channing Tatum. Having also helmed a few of the Pirates of the Caribbean films in his day, one would think
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Harry Dean Stanton, Alien and Twin Peaks Star, Dies at 91

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Harry Dean Stanton, Alien and Twin Peaks Star, Dies at 91
Harry Dean Stanton, who has almost 200 acting credits to his name, with films like Alien and TV shows like Twin Peaks, passed away at the age of 91 yesterday. It hasn't been announced if there will be a public memorial service or if the remembrance will be a private affair.

Variety reports that the actor passed away from natural causes earlier today in Los Angeles. One of the actor's final films, Lucky, where he plays an atheist who comes to terms with his own mortality, will be released via Magnolia Pictures on September 29. He also has another film in post-production entitled Frank and Ava, where he stars alongside Eric Roberts and Lukas Haas. No release date has been handed out at this time.

Harry Dean Stanton was born July 14, 1926 in West Irvine, Kentucky to Sheridan Harry Stanton, a barber and a tobacco farmer, and Ersol, a cook. Harry first followed in his mother's footsteps,
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R.I.P. Harry Dean Stanton (1926 – 2017)

Prolific character actor Harry Dean Stanton has passed away of natural causes aged 91, it has been announced today.

Born in 1926, Stanton enjoyed a career than spanned over 60 years, appearing in a host of films including Cool Hand Luke, Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid, Kelly’s Heroes, The Godfather Part II, Alien, Escape from New York and Repo Man before securing his first ever lead role in 1984’s Palme d’Or winner Paris, Texas.

Later credits included Pretty in Pink, The Last Temptation of Christ, Wild at Heart, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, The Green Mile, The Pledge, Inland Empire, Rango, The Avengers, and the HBO series Big Love. He recently appeared in David Lynch’s Twin Peaks revival, and his final film Lucky is set for release in the States later this month.
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Big Love Star Harry Dean Stanton Dies at 91

Big Love Star Harry Dean Stanton Dies at 91
Harry Dean Stanton, a veteran American character actor, has died. He was 91.

Stanton, who starred in Big Love, died of natural causes at Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles Friday, Stanton’s agent confirms to People, adding, “Harry Dean is survived by family and friends who loved him.”

The character actor is best remembered for his roles in Paris, Texas, Cool Hand Luke, Alien, Pretty in Pink, and his work with David Lynch. Stanton was in three of Lynch’s films and reprised his role as Carl Rodd in Fire Walk With Me in Showtime’s 2017 reboot of Twin Peaks.

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The behind the scenes battles of Pirates Of The Caribbean

Mark Harrison May 25, 2017

The Pirates Of The Caribbean movies have not been easy films to make....

As Michael Bolton once belted out: “This is the tale of Captain Jack Sparrow.” The Pirates Of The Caribbean film was a surprise sleeper hit in 2003, astounding the higher-ups at Disney who had long been sceptical of how a pirate movie, based on a ride at Disneyland, would appeal to audiences.

Off the back of this success, the sequels only got more ambitious and expensive in scale, with their use of practical effects and convoluted character dynamics serving to complicate the adventure format, with mixed results. It shouldn't shock you then, to hear that each of the movies released so far had some serious behind-the-scenes battles to make them shipshape.

The fifth and apparently final instalment, Salazar's Revenge (or Dead Men Tell No Tales), has had some very public battles before it has even been released,
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The Best Of The Best – The Greatest Composers And The Scores That Made Them Great

Author: Dave Roper

With Actors, Directors, Actresses and Screenwriters under our collective belt and Cinematographers still to come, we presently turn our eye towards Composers, whose music lends so much to the films they work on.

As with the other lists, credit is given for not merely one or two sterling scores, but rather a consistently excellent body of work with specific stand-out films. To be blunt, this is a trickier prospect than it at first appears. Just because a film is terrific or well-loved doesn’t necessarily mean that the score is itself a standout. We begin with perhaps the most obvious and celebrated film composer of them all…..

John WilliamsStar Wars

Goodness me. The Poseidon Adventure, The Towering Inferno, Earthquake, Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Long Goodbye, Catch Me If You Can, Star Wars, Close Encounters, Star Wars, Superman, Et, Born on the Fourth of July,
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Top 20: Films to see in 2017

We are a few months into 2017 and already we had a number of standout movies like Get Out, Logan, and The Lego Batman Movie. Hopefully that is just the start of what is to come. Considering that, myself and Kevin – the hosts of podcast Cinema Geeks – combine forces to put a list together of 20 movies to watch in 2017.

Let us know what you think of the list in the comments below. Did they leave any off? Are the rankings off base? Let your voice be heard!

20) The Lost City of Z

What Can Go Right: A film with this type of setup sure would have to be bungled in order for it not to work. It describes the life of British explorer Percy Fawcett who made several attempts to find an ancient lost city in the Amazon and disappeared in 1925 along with his son. It should be in good hands
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Review: Don't Drink the Water—Gore Verbinski's "A Cure for Wellness"

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Jason Isaacs as Dr. Volmer in A Cure for WellnessIt starts with a whispered melody. It will send frissons of familiarity, of a kind of upsetting longing for clarity. You know that song the odd English girl is singing, but you can't place it. Neither can Lockhart (Dane DeHaan, who they might have called Lockjaw, as he can barely seem to spit his words out), which is what draws him into the guts of a mystery. And it draws the film into a slithering spiral, compels us to observe an autopsy of modern horror. What half-remembered giallo fugue is Gore Verbinski spooning up for us like medicine, pinioned to our chairs like one of the zombie patients in the film’s sinister clinic? A puzzle picture, a conspiracy thriller, a kind of baroque classical nightmare, A Cure For Wellness is too sturdy, busy and sure of itself to be much of a horror film.
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Exclusive: Gore Verbinski on traditional horror, Dane DeHaan’s honesty and being disengaged with franchises

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Author: Scott Davis

After his success on bigger movies such as Pirates of the Caribbean and The Ring, Gore Verbinski returns behind the camera to bring us A Cure For Wellness, a project that the director helped to create with writer Justin Haythe (Revolutionary Road). You can read Stefan Pape’s review of the film here.

The film follows Lockhart (DeHaan), a Wall Street stockbroker who travels to the Swiss Alps to find his company’s CEO from a medical centre that is surrounded in mystery and soon he begins to suspect that not everything is what it seems. For Verbinski, who co-wrote the story, it was the traditional nature of the horror genre that excited him with the project rather than going for “jump scares”:

“I’m a fan of the genre but these days we tend to distill horror into a series of scares that have to
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